chaotic behavior


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chaotic behavior

[kā′äd·ik bi′hā·vyər]
(mechanics)
The behavior of a system whose final state depends so sensitively on the system's precise initial state that the behavior is in effect unpredictable and cannot be distinguished from a random process, even though it is strictly determinate in a mathematical sense. Also known as chaos.
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9999 that corresponds to a highly chaotic case [19, 20], Indeed, the Lyapunov exponent [21, 22] measures the chaotic behavior of a function and the corresponding Lyapunov exponent of the logistic map for [beta] = 3.
702) and then fluctuated around this value, chaotic behavior was indicated.
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In general, chaotic behavior of computed trajectories for Hamiltonian systems is called chaotic scattering [14,15].
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underlie what appears to be complex or chaotic behavior.
We conjecture that this unpredictability can be portrayed by the chaotic behavior of non-linear systems known in the natural sciences.